To G. R. Waterhouse [January–June 1850]
Down Farnborough Kent
My dear Waterhouse
Will you be so kind as to take the trouble to send me the proper form for proposing a member (eldest son of Sir. J. Lubbock who some day will, I think, be a good & active Naturalist) for the Entomological Soc.1 will you at same time tell me terms of annual payment & as compounder; & oblige me by getting my Proposal seconded.
Will you be so kind as to send me Hodgsons Pamplet on Sheep2 to Athenæum Club— you have, I think, heretofore forgotten it.—
Lastly you told me you wd look for chance of your having odd numbers of your Mammalia, of which I have 12, 13, 14 & 15, before I order the remainder of Bailliere.—3
I am most truly sorry that work has stopped—
Ever yours | C. Darwin
I hope the World goes well with you.—
Wishes to propose John Lubbock as a member of the Entomological Society.
Asks for B. H. Hodgson’s pamphlet on sheep ["Tame sheep and goats", J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 16 (1847): 1003–26]. Asks for odd numbers of GRW’s work [A natural history of the Mammalia (1846–8)]. Regrets that this work has stopped.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 1144,” accessed on 24 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-1144